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Go Denim on Denim, Rediscover Games From the Past, Party 'Underwater' and So Much More This Weekend

It's a jam-packed weekend, so choose wisely.
Illustration by Dini Lestari

Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:

LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENIM AT 'WALL OF FADES'

Wall of Fades is back! The annual denim market that has been going on for the last 8 years is coming to Lotte Shopping Avenue this weekend. This year, Wall of Fades aims to provide education from the process of making jeans, anatomy of the jeans, and the history of jeans spanning decades. Make sure to bring extra cash, because not only there will be exhibitions and entertainment, but also a fashion bazaar featuring various local brands like Elhaus and Mischief.—Dini Lestari

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PLAY RETRO GAMES ALL NIGHT AT 'COSMODROME'

Most Saturday nights are game nights, but they don't always have to involve Steam. At COSMODROME, there’s just gonna be a row of retro arcade machines for you to play with while the DJs play some sweet 8-bit music. Plus, you can browse through a selection of rare games and game-related merchandise while you wait for your turn to play. It starts at 7 pm. Free entry!—Katyusha Methanisa

CHECK OUT DIRECT ACTION'S NEW SINGLE

After releasing two singles, “Blush” and “Chills”, the Jakarta-based math rock duo Direct Action is back with a new single "(i)", pronounced like "eye." This time, the duo collaborated with singer Brianna Simorangkir, who also helped wrote the song. The song talks about a girl who falls in love with a Fallen Angels character. This weekend, take a moment and check out the single's industrial monochromatic music video above. —Regan Reuben

PARTY AND PRETEND YOU'RE UNDERWATER AT 'BIOTA'

This one is not going to be your average party in Jakarta. This Saturday, Panorasuna is turning Jenja into an underwater wonderland. Join them in a a journey through endless waves and tides of house and techno music from the selected underground DJs. It's a party you don't want to miss. —Dini Lestari

COME SEE VAGUE AND KILLEUR CALCULATEUR'S SPLIT EP RELEASE PARTY

There’s a celebration going down at Rossi Musik this Saturday. We’re celebrating the release of Arus, a split EP from Jakarta's own post-hardcore trio Vague and Killeur Calculateur, a math rock band from Kuala Lumpur. Post-punk/deathrock Pelteras, everyone's favorite indie band Barefood, and the punk/garage/surf rock band Tarrkam will also be there, so it looks like a great night. Tickets cost Rp 50,000 each, but bring some extra cash for the EP and merch. —Abdul Manan